The Skin Bureau: No Politics, Just Results

Now that I’m nearing 30s (what? did I just say that?!), I’ve becoming more conscious on how my skin looks like. Back in the days, I don’t care if I sleep without washing my face. But now, all I care about is how to make my skin look healthy and glowing. With the increasing number of skin care products in the market, you surely won’t run out of products to use. But the key point here is, is it effective?


I am so happy that more skin care products now are locally produced. That’s why when my friend, Aim, invited me to come to a press launch of a skin care product, I didn’t hesitate and said ‘yes’ right away! This is a brand I’m definitely supporting because it’s a homegrown one.


Happened last June 17, 2017 at the Imerex Plaza Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga, The Skin Bureau was formally introduced to the market by none other than Mr. Jeffrey Geronimo, the founder. Beauty queens, vloggers, bloggers, and beauty enthusiasts graced the event and welcomed the five endorsers/brand ambassadors namely: Ms. Georgina Knight, Ms. Arjane Amante, Ms. Ashley Singh, Ms. Seika Hashizume, and Ms. Anna Cay—one of my favorite youtubers! Imagine my kilig when I saw her the moment I entered Imerex! Took that chance to have my photo taken!

After having our stomachs stuffed by a delicious lunch, the launch had officially started. A series of questions were fired by the media and bloggers and were openly answered by Sir Jeffrey and the ambassadors. (I got a chance to ask a question!)

The Skin Bureau products, owned by the Nurse Pharmaceuticals,  were formulated to achieve healthier looking skin, perfect for the millennials who are always on the go and definitely need the extra care our skin needs. Their products were also uniquely named as follows: President Pretty SoapBeauty Queen Party day toner, Gorgeous Allegation night toner, Charming Campaign day cream and Cabinet of Allure night cream.

The Skin Bureau or TSB set was made available to the market last July 1 and priced at P1,299. I’ve been using the products I got from the launch and so far I’m loving their day and night toners. Watch out for my detailed review on my coming posts.

For more information, visit their page here:

Staycation at Widus Hotel

A photoblog of what happened in our staycation last Mother’s Day at Widus Hotel. It was a horror to witness the fire situation in Yokohama on our way to the hotel, though.

But to let you in on our little getaway, take a peek on this set of photos:




If you can’t tell yet, we had fun on our little photoshoot, yeah. 😀

Hoping for more staycations like this one!

The vulnerable

Because she was scared of getting her heart broken into million pieces. Like she wasn’t build to be inside other people’s world. And that she couldn’t submerge into a superificial realm she had no patience to grasp.

But destiny had some ways to make her believe. To make her jump into the unknown. And to he dredged out of the dreadful mud and to be taken away by the greatest flood humanity had been openly receiving.

She chose to let go.

She chose to be vulnerable.

“Take her to the edge of the cliff.

And let her fall.”



The Good Ones 

It’s been so long since I wrote like this. I think it is much easier to write whenever I’m feeling down or sad. There’s so much beauty in misery that translating it to literature becomes a masterpiece.

But it is hard for me to write about happiness. And I wonder why. 

How could a celebration of joyous moments stops you from telling the tale? 

I guess the heart wants to keep the good ones more than the bad ones. 

Perfect Valentine’s Gift: How to Make a Photobook

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post!

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Whenever I post my fresh-from-shipping photobooks online, or when I let my friends see them, I always get a number of questions from them. How, where, how much, etc. So I figured why not make a post on how to have your own photobook?

Back in the days, photo albums were a staple in every home, placed under the table in the center of our salas. Remember how you were embarassed to show your childhood photos to your friends? Funny how I find old photos and albums shameful and special at the same time. Our parents and grandparents were so obsessed keeping the photos together. I get them though. We all do, right? Who doesn’t like keeping memories?

Being in the digital age, however, photo albums are taken into the next level. Now they are called Photobooks. When I heard of them, I became giddy and want my own asap! I never knew how to make one back then but it was so easy you won’t have a hard time making one.

Remember, there are a number of websites that offer photobooks but my personal favorite and the only one that I trust in making my books is So if you wanna start now, head over to the website and read the rest of this entry for the step by step procedure. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, a perfect gift, don’t you think?

So let’s start.

Step 1. Under the My Account tab, register and make your own account. Just fill up the necessary fields and voila!

Step 2. Choose where to do your project.

a. Via online or the website itself. You only have to upload your photos, make your own layout or make use of the readybooks of the site.

b. Photobook Designer software. This is what I prefer because I can edit offline. Just go to the bottom page of the site, under Other Services, click on the Free Photobook Designer. It has two download buttons, one for Windows and the other is for Mac.


Step 3. Once the download is complete, you can now start editing and putting all your photos together. Create New Project> Choose Category: Photobooks > Choose Product Type: Hardcover and Softcover> Choose Product: 6×6 Mini square Soft cover (I always order this because of my P20 Metrodeal voucher!) > Type the file name>  Upload Pictures> Design your photobook the way you want it!


Step 4: After putting and editing all of your photos, which was the most tiring part, you are now ready to order your book. Just click on the green cart somewhere on the far right of the screen.


Step 5. Order Start. A message will prompt and make sure you are connected to the net.


Step 6. You will be redirected to the site and log in your details.


Step 7. Go thru the steps in ordering your book which are as follows:


Put your address and choose your shipping method.


If you have a voucher, just encode and redeem it under the payment step.


You have to have a paypal account to proceed and pay.


Step 8. Once the order has been confirmed, go back to your project and send the files via uploading or sending it over mail. I prefer uploading them. Just click continue then.



Step 9. Wait for the upload to finish!


Step 10. Last but not the least, wait for about 3-4 days before it gets delivered right on your doorstep! It is easy as that!

As I’ve mentioned in passing above, I bought Metrodeal vouchers of the 6×6 mini square softcover for P20. Head over the site and buy yours too as many as you like! I like hoarding because, duh, you’ll never know when it will come handy!

So there you go! I hoped I helped you with this entry. Shoot me a message if you still have questions, alright!

Anyways, S needs to sleep.

Good night loves!